Explains what the Pokemon are, where they originated, their introduction in Japan and release in the United States, and why items relating to them are collected.Explains what the Pokemon are, where they originated, their introduction in Japan and release in the United States, and why items relating to them are collected.Read Less
New. English. Meet an electric mouse and 149 of its closest friends in the volume that introduces you to the world of Pokémon collecting! Hundreds of beautiful color photographs display the hottest Pokémon collectibles produced for the American market today. Topping the list are the cards and characters from the immensely popular Trading Card Game, followed by comics, figures, toys, and electronic games sure to excite every collector. Also included in the text are brief histories of Pokémon's development in Japan and successful export to America in 1998, and of the rise of trading card games in the 1990s. As a bonus, this book explains Pokémon basics to anyone who can't figure out what all the excitement is about! Values are given for the items displayed and listed in the text. Price Guide 6" x 9" Hundreds of color photos.
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